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Robert BruceAnd the Community of the Realm of Scotland$
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G W S Barrow

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780748620227

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620227.001.0001

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(p.188) Nine Revolution
Robert Bruce

G.W.S. Barrow

Edinburgh University Press

On 10 February 1306 Bruce launched his bid for the Scottish throne by murdering John Comyn of Badenoch in the Dumfries Greyfriars. He was aware that the Comyns would be opposed to his claim to the Scottish throne; by contrast, he knew he could rely on support from Bishop Robert Wishart of Glasgow and Bishop Lamberton of St Andrews. Bruce's inauguration as king followed in March 1306 at Scone Abbey. Taken by surprise, Edward I made Aymer de Valence his lieutenant in Scotland with powers to pursue a scorched earth policy; many of Bruce's supporters were imprisoned and Bruce himself, after his forces were routed at Methven, made a circuitous escape from Scotland, eventually leaving from Dunaverty Castle at the foot of Kintyre. Bruce's support within Scotland was strongest in the south-west (Galloway excepted) and the Firth of Clyde.

Keywords:   Robert Bruce, John Comyn of Badenoch, Dumfries, Robert Wishart, William Lamberton, Edward I, Aymer de Valence, Methven, Dunaverty Castle

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